How to apply to HPEDSB?
Teacher candidates interested in applying to the HPEDSB must apply on-line through Apply to Education.
Please visit www.applytoeducation.com to complete an on-line application.
What are the conditions of employment for HPEDSB?
Provision of an acceptable vulnerable sector check which may be obtained from the local detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police or the City Police Department for the area in which you reside, as well as good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.
Is training provided for new teachers?
Newly hired teachers are offered the opportunity to participate in the New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) funded through the Ministry of Education.
This is typically held in August prior to the beginning of the new school year. Orientation is provided in the areas of curriculum services, planning resources, special education services, and policies and procedures.
Participation is mandatory for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) and Behaviour Management System (BMS) training.
Does HPEDSB offer a benefits package?
HPEDSB offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes extended health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, and a pension plan. There is an Employee Life & Health Trust (ELHT) to provide benefits to teachers in the area of Extended Health, Dental and Life Insurance. A Long Term Disability Plan and Teachers’ Pension Plan are also provided. The benefits administrator will review the package with you.
Will I receive a copy of the collective agreement when I sign my contract?
Yes, when you come in to sign your contract, a Human Resources Services representative will review the appropriate collective agreement with you and answer your questions. Collective agreements are located on the HPEDSB website under Board Information. Salary information is listed within each respective agreement.
How is my membership paid with the Ontario College of Teachers?
Each January the annual amount owing to the College for contract teachers and long-term occasional teachers who are active at that time will be deducted from your pay. Daily occasional teachers are required to pay their annual fees directly to the College. This deduction will show as a deduction on your pay stub.
Must I be in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers prior to teaching in a classroom?
Yes, it is a legislated mandate in the province of Ontario to be certified and in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.
For further information on the application process with the Ontario College of Teachers contact Membership Services at www.oct.ca or toll free at +1 888 534-2222.
What is the starting salary for secondary teachers?
Salary is dependent on the number of years teaching experience you bring with you from another school board. It is also dependent on your certification rating from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF).
New graduates are required to apply to OSSTF for evaluation. When you receive your certification rating from OSSTF, forward it to Human Resources Support Services for appropriate salary placement.
Visit the website at www.osstf.on.ca for application forms and further information.
What is the starting salary for elementary teachers?
Salary is dependent on the number of years teaching experience you bring with you from another school board. It is also dependent on your certification rating from the Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario (QECO). New graduates are required to apply to QECO for evaluation. When you receive your certification rating from QECO, forward to Human Resources Support Services for appropriate salary placement.
Visit the website at qeco.on.ca for application forms and further information.
How many teachers do you anticipate hiring for September?
Enrolment drives staffing, therefore, once all internal processes have been completed and projected enrolments confirmed, our process allows for the placement of external staff.